September 10, 2012 Subject:
Strange Legacy (Lights Out).
Season 3, episode 26.
Original air date: 19 February 1951.
After suffering a concussion in a car accident on the Oregon Coast, Stephen Elliott is carried to the home of an old man an his beautiful daughter-in- law to recover.
Cast: Robert Stack (Stephen Elliott), Margaret Hayes (Allison Lane), Henry Hart (Joe Bishop), Joseph Sweenwey (Mr. Lane), Phillip Huston (Mr. Dickenson), Walter Kohler (Mr. Versteen) and Frank Gallop (Your Narrator).
May 7, 2010 Subject:
Supernatural depictions always draw my attention
Robert Stack plays a man named Eliot in this early tv series based on eerie experiences. This story is interesting with its twists and turns of three people each becoming great inventors but only so after coming into direct physical contact with a previously but dead mastermind that they never meet face to face, represented by his surviving widow. Each of the three experiences a head injury at the same physical place and interacting with the beautiful widow who is still very much in love with her deceased husband. Each man has a head injury. Each injury occurs once a year. Each man only achieves one fantastic invention, though there three that must be accomplished to meet the legacy of the dead genius. And there is one widow who somehow falls in love with the three men who don't envy each other. Life has measured out the dosage of greatness. Maybe each of us has similar events surrounding out lives.
August 8, 2009 Subject:
starring Robert Stack
Yes, that Robert Stack, looking very young here. I hadn't even been aware that there was a Lights Out TV series. There really isn't any horror in this story. On the radio, I'd expect such a plot to be more suited for a show like Mysterious Traveler, but it is quite original and enjoyable. Picture and sound are good.